reply to post by beezzer
My sympathies, Mr. Beezzer. But not to worry!
My gf has RA, so I do have a teeny bit of experience; but only a bit. Her and I have been together coming up on 2 years but she's had the condition
for many. She's only 26.
I don't want to get you more worked up than necessary but currently she does take expensive pharmaceuticals by infusion to treat her symptoms (which
is NOT the cause
, btw) but since we've met, she tells me she's improving!
I personally belive it's due to a few factors:
1. I've encouraged her to seek alternative and more natural treatments. Unfortunately, her Dr. pushes continous treatement of symptoms
big-pharma, rather than looking for the cause
2. I've encouraged her to experiment with her diet. She's found some success here. I've read study reviews linking diet and RA. Particularly dairy and
3. She's started exercising regularly (WAY more than me) which she says helps a lot. Keeps those joints loosey-goosey. Plus other good stuff, I'm
4. Not to brag, but she told me that she dated some real losers before me so emotionally she has never been happier. I've also read about trauma and
emotion being linked to RA.
Anyway, sorry for the long post. I'm far from an expert but I know my gf has lots personal experience living with it. She's not a member of ATS but
definitely a big fan (I can't help but share this community's amazingness) and I know she'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.
For what it's worth, if she had not told me she has RA, I'd NEVER have known.
All the best, Beezzer!!
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